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Regimental Badge

65th (2nd Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot

Regimental Badge

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Rifle Drill - Stand At Ease

Stand at Ease

Stand At-Ease

Description

Command

 

Action

Stand at-Ease 1
  • Clasp hands (clap hands in front as you bring them together), right hand over left directly in front of body, thumbs interlocked, arms close to body
  • at the same time carry back the right foot, the hollow opposite to, and full three inches from, the left heel, the feet square to each other

Next command - [ Attention ]

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Rifle Drill - Ground Arms

Ground Arms

Description

Command

 

Action

Ground - 1
  • Seize the rifle with the right hand close above the lower band, keeping the elbow as close to the body as possible
Arms 1
  • Turn the rifle on the heel, lock to the rear, raise it off the ground and give the butt a cant to the rear
  • sink the body, bending both knees
  • and place the rifle flat on the ground, the lock upwards, muzzle inclined to the right front, hammer in line with the heels
  • rise at once and rise to the position on Attention

Next possible command - [ Take up Arms ]

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Rifle Drill - The Trail

Here are the commands that bring a man to the Trail from:

NOTE: Arms are never to be trailed:

 

The Trail from the Order

 

The Trail from the Order

 

Description

Command

 

Action

Trail - 1
  • Seize the rifle with the right hand close above the lower band, keeping the elbow as close to the body as possible
Arms 1
  • Give the rifle a cant upwards with the right hand, seizing it below the lower band
  • and bring it to a horizontal position at the full extent of the arm, fingers and thumb round the rifle.

Next possible command [ The Order | The Advance]

 

The Trail from the Advance Arms

Description

Command

 

Action

Trail -Arms 1
  • Seize the rifle with the left hand, little finger in line with the right elbow, arm close to the body.
  2
  • Raise the right hand, and seize the rifle below the lower band
  • and bring it to a horizontal position at the full extent of the arm, fingers and thumb round the rifle
  • at the same time dropping the left arm to the side

Next possible command -[ The Advance | The Order ]

 

The Short Trail

 

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Rifle Drill - The Secure

The Secure from the Shoulder

  Next Review Exercise command
[
The Shoulder ]

 

For the protection of the rifle in wet weather.

Description

Command

 

Action

Secure-Arms 1
  • Turn the lock to the front,
  • and seize the rifle with the right hand under the guard, without moving it from the shoulder;
  • thumb and fingers round the stock,
  • arm close to the body.
  2
  • Without moving the rifle from the shoulder, turn it, with the right hand, so as to bring the sling to the front, and the cock close to the body,
  • at the same time seize it with the left hand, little finger as high as the shoulder,
  • the left arm to be close to the rifle.
  3
  • With the fingers of the right hand, give the butt a cant under the left arm,
  • then drop the right hand to the side;
  • the cock to be close up under the armpit,
  • the barrel slanting downwards, and inclining to the right front;
  • the rifle to be firmly grasped with the left hand, which is to be in front of, but rather lower than, the hip,
  • left elbow a little to the rear.

When standing at ease with arms at "The Secure," the right hand is to grasp the rifle above the lower band, the sling or stock to rest on the left arm, and the left hand to lay hold of the right arm close above the wrist.

On the command Change Arms, the rifle to be carried under the right arm in like manner.

 

Next command - [ The Shoulder ]

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Updated 20 July, 1999